The results are in. Our warmest congratulations to the three winners of our 2020 Creative Non Fiction Contest!
“Memories and Where to Keep Them” is the honourable mention for Room’s Creative Non-Fiction Contest 2020.
Someone has cut the brakes on modern life. Car doors slam and trolleys scramble. The lips and nose of strangers are covered by a blue screen. Behind closed doors the bombardment of news stories causes the heart to panic. It feels as though the ground has been pulled from under our feet and we fall landing flat on our faces.
Have you stopped to notice the last weeks of summer? Allow the chest to rise and fall.
The first emotion I remember feeling was anger. Then anxiety. Then determination. I was in Toronto, attending a concert with a friend I had met online years earlier.
After the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshard Brooks—unarmed African Americans killed by white police officers—the protests that followed, and all in the mids
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Packed with action and intrigue, and impeccably paced, Hannah Brown’s debut novel Look After Her is a gripping, accomplished piece of feminist historical fiction that provides insight into
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The longlist is here! Here are the thirteen longlisted essays from our 2020 Creative Nonfiction Contest, which closed back in June.
Room's 2020 Creative Nonfiction Contest: The Longlist
Thank you so much to Room magazine for inviting me to put together a list of new books I'm excited about this spring and summer. These wonderful authors put so much into their work, so let's give them some love and celebration.
Manifest by Terese Mason Pierre (Gap Riot Press)